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Kingdoms in the Air : Dispatches from the Far Away (Hardcover) (Bob Shacochis)

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Shacochis has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured.”Washington PostBest known for his sweeping international and political fiction narratives, includingThe Woman Who Lost Her Soul, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bob Shacochis began his writing career as a pioneering journalist and contributing editor forOutside Magazine and Harper’s. Kingdoms in the Air brings together the very best of Shacochis’s culture and travel essays in one livewire collection that spans his global adventures and his life passions; from surfing, to his obsession with the South American dorado, to the time he went bushwhacking in Mozambique.In the titular essay Kingdoms,” the longest work in the collection, Shacochis ventures to Nepal with his friend, the photographer, Thomas Laird, who was the first foreigner to live in Nepal's kingdom of Mustang as the forbidden Shangri-la prepared to open its borders to trekkers and trade. When the two men return a decade after Laird first lived there, Shacochis observes in brilliantly evocative prose both the current cultural and political landscape of the country and the changes that his friend has to reconcile with.Replete with Shacochis’s signature swagger, humor, and crystalline wisdom, Kingdoms in the Air is a majestic and essential collection from one of our most important writers.
Number of Pages: 383
Genre: Literary Collections, Travel, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Essays, Essays + Travelogues
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Bob Shacochis
Language: English
Street Date: June 7, 2016
TCIN: 51134764
UPC: 9780802124760
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8551
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